Mindfulness can assist FYHE students with academic adjustment

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Osmachenko, Aaron and Littler, Susan. 2014. "Mindfulness can assist FYHE students with academic adjustment." 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2014). Darwin, Australia 06 - 09 Jul 2014 Brisbane, Australia.
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Mindfulness can assist FYHE students with academic adjustment

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsOsmachenko, Aaron (Author) and Littler, Susan (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2014)
Number of Pages10
Year2014
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://unistars.org/past_papers/papers14/fyhe14_proceedings.pdf
Conference/Event17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2014)
Event Details
17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2014)
Parent
International First Year in Higher Education Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
06 to end of 09 Jul 2014
Event Location
Darwin, Australia
Abstract

Interpersonal style and mindfulness were chosen as frameworks and theoretical perspectives to address first year university students' adjustment to their new milieu. The sample consisted of 362 first year of university students. The quantitative methodology used to examine the relationships between the variables was a demographic-matched design, with groups of self-identified meditators and non-meditators: Mindfulness as a skill and a personality trait respectively. Results indicated that students who scored higher in insecure attachment style, their results negatively predicted academic adjustment, and this relationship was partially mediated by higher scores in mindfulness skills. Interestingly, students who scored higher in anxious attachment style, their results negatively predicted academic adjustment, and this was partially mediated by higher scores in mindfulness as a personality trait. However, this was not the case for students who endorsed higher levels of avoidant attachment style. This research provides evidence for mindfulness based interventions targeting first year university students.

Keywordsinterpersonal style; mindfulness; FYHE students; academic adjustment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Counselling
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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